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Apr. 1, 2019
For Immediate Release April 1,2019 SARM Brown Jackets Head to Parliament Hill A group of Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) representatives will descend upon Parliament Hill in Ottawa this week with priorities that directly affect rural Saskatchewan residents. The team made up of board members supported by SARM staff will meet with federal ministers and policy makers to discuss important rural issues. Top of mind for SARM is the canola trade issue with China....
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Mar. 25, 2019
Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), with support from Innovation Saskatchewan, is leading an Innovation Challenge and asking Saskatchewan technology startups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students to find technology solutions to the following question: “How can technology be used as a tool to obtain permission from rural property owners before accessing their land?”. The Innovation Challenge aims to address concerns over changes to The Trespass to Property Act, which...
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Mar. 20, 2019
For Immediate Release March 20, 2019 SARM Responds to Provincial Budget The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased that the 2019 Provincial Budget is increasing dollars committed to initiatives and programs that benefit rural Saskatchewan. The 2019-20 budget increases municipal revenue sharing to $251.6 million, $10 million more than the previous year. Rural municipalities (RMs) will receive over $71 million. Municipal revenue sharing is a dependable...
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Mar. 20, 2019
For Immediate Release March 20, 2019 SARM Comments on the 2019 Federal Budget The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has reviewed the federal government’s 2019 budget. SARM has long been advocating for access to reliable broadband in rural Saskatchewan. We are pleased to see the 2019 budget propose a new, coordinated plan that will deliver $5 billion to $6 billion in new investments in rural broadband over the next 10 years. SARM is eager to see how these...
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